PART 3

YOUTHPASS

Are you trying to find an official way to certify the knowledge your participants have gained, the skills they have acquired and the competences they have developed? Do you wish that at the same time your work could be validated and the quality of your efforts could be verified? Don’t go far! You are looking for the Youthpass! Doesn’t ring a bell? Well…

Youthpass is a recognition tool for non-formal and informal learning in youth projects founded by Erasmus+: Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps Programmes, which aims to foster the recognition of non-formal learning and youth work, by documenting the development of competences, confirming participation and describing the respective project. At the moment, the SALTO Training and Cooperation RC are in charge of the development and implementation of Youthpass, on behalf of the European Commission.

The benefits are wide and general:

  • Participants are able to record their experience in the project and describe the competences and skills they have acquired.
  • It strengthens the social recognition of youth work.
  • It promotes active participation of young people.
  • It helps young people to realize their competences and raise their capacities in presenting them properly.
  • It supports the employability of young people by documenting the skills (abilities, knowledge, and attitudes) they have gained on a certificate.

IT’S WATCH O’CLOCK!

Still having doubts on the benefits of Youthpass? Take a look!

Source: SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Center “YouthPass Impact Study”

Youthpass certificates are available for all types of projects and activities within the frameworks of Erasmus+: Youth in Action (also of 2007-2013) and European Solidarity Corps programmes. Responsible to issue the certificate is organization that signs the contract for the Erasmus+ grant.

Youthpass is based on a framework of 8 key competences:

  • Multilingual competence
  • Personal, social and learning to learn competence
  • Citizenship competence
  • Entrepreneurship competence
  • Cultural awareness and expression competence
  • Digital competence
  • Mathematical competence & competence in science, technology & engineering
  • Literacy competence

Here is how it looks: https://www.youthpass.eu/downloads/13-62-216/website%20example%20certificate%20Youth%20Exchange.pdf

SECRET BOX!

Youthpass is not just a certificate of attendance! It is a certificate of a learning process. In fact, it has been planned as the main tool for recognition of learning outcomes in non-formal education within the next Erasmus programme in the field of youth 2021 – 2027.

If you are eager to learn more, it’s time to visit the Youthpass official website https://www.youthpass.eu/en/

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